Camp Perry Hough Theater completes $1.6M renovation

OTTAWA COUNTY, OH (WTOL) - A historic building at Camp Perry in Ottawa County has been fully renovated.

The Hough Theater was one of the first buildings at the U.S. Army base.

It was built in 1937 for only $70,000 and once hosted a Bob Hope USO tour stop during World War II.

Now as an Army National Guard facility, the theater was renovated for $1.6 million.

The modernized theater will host ceremonies for the Civilian Marksmanship Program and will be for the National Guard.

"That way we can do large briefings, and when we need to send out a mass message to a large group of people, we can sit 800 people inside of here, and they can all get that message at on time," said Major Michael Yates of the Ohio National Guard.

The first event held in the newly renovated theater was a medal ceremony for a local Vietnam War veteran.

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